Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Mar 2006 16:21 UTC, submitted by sean batten
Windows Microsoft appears to be in a state of panic, ordering 60 per cent of its new operating system to be re-written amidst a major shake-up of its troubled Windows division. According to a Volish denizen speaking to smarthouse.com, orders have come down from on high to rewrite more than 60 per cent of the consumer version of Vista in a bid to get it ready for the 2007 CES show in Las Vegas.
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Delays. . .
by petedude on Fri 24th Mar 2006 19:23 UTC
petedude
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2006-03-14

I think the Vista delays will help take MS where I think they're ultimately headed. . . a media company that also sells video games and PDAs.

MS ships Vista after numerous delays. . . few bite.
MS revamps its business server offerings. . . few bite.
MS sells a new version of Office. . . few bite.

Windows Mobile PDAs. . . go nuts.
XBox 360 sales. . . go nuts.
Windows Media Center embedded applications. . . eventually.

See where I'm going? I think Microsoft is headed where Apple would have been had the Mac market soured. Linux is rapidly grabbing up servers, Desktop Linux is slowly cutting into large MS accounts, and alternative servers from various vendors (e.g. DB servers) are eating away at MS's other businesses. This is before we even start looking at Office alternatives like OpenOffice.

Microsoft won't go away soon. But I think we'll be looking at a much smaller, more micro Microsoft in the future.

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RE: Delays. . .
by Kelson on Fri 24th Mar 2006 20:35 in reply to "Delays. . ."
Kelson Member since:
2005-07-06

Not sure what you are smoking....

But, the rate at which Desktop Linux is cutting into large MS accounts is negligible. There is a one-off here or there, but nothing much that would represent a trend.

Oh, their earnings indicate they are not shrinking any either.

- Kelson

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RE[2]: Delays. . .
by captain_knobjockey on Fri 24th Mar 2006 21:27 in reply to "RE: Delays. . ."
captain_knobjockey Member since:
2005-08-23

Do you keep up with the news ?
Whole countries are dropping Microsoft products and switching to Linux.
Not only are foreign countries doing it, but so too are US states, and major companies, IBM, US Steel and US military.

Do some research.

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